Glina, get in where? For the community colleges, generally you only need a C in pre-req classes to get on the waitlist. Although in Tucson you must have an average of a B for BIO 201 and 202 to get on the waitlist at Pima.
However, the BSN programs consider admission primarily based on GPA. It probably is fair to say that you need an A in all of those subjects to be considered for BSN admission. They say they emphasize biology GPA because that correlates greatly with success in the nursing programs
. I'm not sure if they weight your biology GPA during computation for admission points, but I suspect adcoms at the BSN programs do.
I have maintained a 4.0 GPA because it makes me feel safe. I think I talk about it on the board because in real life it is rude to talk about GPA somewhat, and I need to talk about my GPA stress somewhere! It's kind of like boasting about your bank account or credit report. Kind of. You don't do it in person.
From what I have heard over the last year and a half - you need at least a 3.7 GPA to get in to the BSN programs unless you bring an unusual characteristic to the table such as being an under-represented minority group. In addition, things like healthcare volunteer experience and work experience count a great deal.
Are you looking at ADN programs or BSN programs? Thing is, you need get on the waitlist to wait to start the ADN programs. While ADN programs give you the ability to get accepted to the nursing program with C grades, I'm not sure if that bodes well for success the nursing program. You need to have the ability
to do better than that to be successful in an ADN program from what I've heard.